THRUST IS: Rocky Morey: Drummer - 23 years old. Originally from Troy, NY. Computer Specialist and Programmer for Albany Medical Center. He has Computer Science degrees from Hudson Valley Community College, and NRI in Washington DC. He is currently studying CS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rocky has played the drums since he was 3 years old, receiving professional tutelage for 14 years in a wide range of styles. He has been fortunate enough to be featured in many talent showcases such as... Topic: THRUST
Thrust SuperSonic Where did they come from? Well, after finding some great musicians to work with, Brandon formed Thrust SuperSonic in 1997. With a new and more powerful sound in Thrust SuperSonic, the they have pushed the envelope. The band consists of three very talented musicians - Barry Kerch on drums, Chris Marcelli on bass, and Brandon on guitar and lead vocals. With a hard edge original music, this trio has put together one of the best bands around. With their performances From Orlando... Topic: Thrust SuperSonic
The center used an F-18 as the High Angle-of-Attack Research Vehicle in a program from 1987 to 1996. Fresh from its reconstruction (it was assembled from many parts and affectionately dubbed "Silk Purse"), the aircraft was extensively instrumented both to record data at high angles of attack and as a means of developing flight research techniques in high-alpha flight. Researchers also conducted visual studies of the airflow over various parts of the aircraft at high alpha using tracer... Topic: Thrust Vectoring, High Alpha Research Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/X-Press/50th_anniversary/top_20_projects/thrust_vectoring.html
A series of progressively finer grid systems to calculate the single jet in cross-flow experimentally measured were employed. The experimental measurements provide a collection of velocities, turbulence intensities, and jet concentration profiles with measurements of the inlet field. The use of a series of progressively finer grid systems allows a differentiation between numerical errors and the hydrodynamic modeling assumptions embodied in the 3D combustor code. Topics: EXHAUST NOZZLES, THRUST REVERSAL, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL, TURBOJET ENGINES, COOLING, LEAKAGE, NOZZLE...
NASA Connect segment explainging the fundamentals of flight and the science behind it. Topics: NASA Connect, Flights, Thrust, Weight, Lift, Drag Source: http://nasa.ibiblio.org/details.php?videoid=6043&start=0&subject=Aeronautics
byGumbert, Clyde R.; Hou, Gene J. -W.; Newman, Perry A
The paper presents reliability assessment results for the robust designs under uncertainty of a 3-D flexible wing previously reported by the authors. Reliability assessments (additional optimization problems) of the active constraints at the various probabilistic robust design points are obtained and compared with the constraint values or target constraint probabilities specified in the robust design. In addition, reliability-based sensitivity derivatives with respect to design variable mean... Topics: TURBOJET ENGINES, DUCTS, SHROUDS, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, THRUST
"Thrust" documented the street music scene in Florida from 1989 to 1993 out of Tampa Bay, FL. This monthly free publication brought "...a new breed of rock journalism that is unprecedented in the Tampa Bay area -- hard hitting and deep pounding." Topic: Thrust magazine Florida Tampa Bay bi-coastal
NASA Sci Files segment involving students in an activity to measure the limits of vertical thrust. Topics: Jennifer Parsons, Green Valley Elementary School, Boone, Hypothesis, Thrust, Activity, Vertical... Source: http://nasa.ibiblio.org/details.php?videoid=6194&start=0&subject=Aeronautics
byMathews, Charles W; Talmage, Donald B; Whitten, James
The longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a B-29 airplane have been measured with a control surface booster incorporated in the elevator-control system. The measurements were obtained with the booster operating to provide various control-force gradients and various maximum rates of control motion. Results are presented which show the effect of these booster parameters on the handling qualities of the test airplane. Topics: ENGINES, TURBOJET - THRUST AUGMENTORS, AFTERBURNING, BLEED-OFF, ENGINES - WATER INJECTION, ENGINES,...
Linear formulation of aeroelastic stability of plane sandwich-type structures placed in current of supersonic gas Topics: AIRCRAFT STABILITY, ENGINE DESIGN, THRUST CONTROL, V/STOL AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT CONTROL, GLIDING,...
Experiments were conducted to study the effects of spray trajectory angles upon heat flux for flat and enhanced surface spray cooling. The surface enhancement consisted of straight fins machined on the top surface of a copper heater block. Spray cooling curves were obtained with the straight fin surface aligned both parallel (axial) and perpendicular (transverse) to the spray axis. Measurements were also obtained on a flat surface heater block for comparison purposes. Each copper block had a... Topics: ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, GROUND TESTS, PIPES (TUBES), LIQUID OXYGEN, ACOUSTICS, THRUST CHAMBERS,...
A NUMERICAL ANALYSIS IS PRESENTED OF THE DETERMINATION OF THE ORBITAL ELEMENTS OF A CELESTIAL BODY. Topics: JET THRUST, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL, WASTE DISPOSAL, MANNED SPACE FLIGHT, RELIABILITY ENGINEERING,...
This paper presents an overview of an ongoing research and development effort at the NASA Ames Research Center to create an autonomous control system for an internal spacecraft autonomous mobile monitor. It primary functions are to provide crew support and perform intra- vehicular sensing activities by autonomously navigating onboard the International Space Station. We describe the mission roles and high-level functional requirements for an autonomous mobile monitor. The mobile monitor... Topics: PULSE DETONATION ENGINES, EJECTORS, THRUST AUGMENTATION, THRUST MEASUREMENT, TEST STANDS,...
A multi-body flight simulation for the Mars Smart Lander has been developed that includes six degree-of-freedom rigid-body models for both the supersonically-deployed and subsonically-deployed parachutes. This simulation is designed to be incorporated into a larger simulation of the entire entry, descent and landing (EDL) sequence. The complete end-to-end simulation will provide attitude history predictions of all bodies throughout the flight as well as loads on each of the connecting lines.... Topics: AUTOMATIC CONTROL, AUTONOMY, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL, FAILURE, TORQUE, YAW, THRUST, ROLL, GIMBALS
An acoustic theory is developed to determine the sound transmission and attenuation through an infinite, hard-walled or lined circular duct carrying compressible, sheared, mean flows and having a variable cross section. The theory is applicable to large as well as small axial variations, as long as the mean flow does not separate. The technique is based on solving for the envelopes of the quasi-parallel acoustic modes that exist in the duct instead of solving for the actual wave, thereby... Topics: ROCKET ENGINES, ROCKET PROPELLANTS, SCIENTISTS, HISTORIES, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, ROCKET FLIGHT,...
NASA Sci Files segment demonstrating, through the Airbus A320 Flight Simulator, the power and control of thrust. Topics: Simulator, AIRBUS A320, Thrust, Engine, Aileron, Rudder Source: http://nasa.ibiblio.org/details.php?videoid=6193&start=0&subject=Aeronautics
The F-15 ACTIVE in flight over the Mojave desert during a High Stability Engine Control (HISTEC) flight. The twin-engine F-15 is equipped with new Pratt & Whitney nozzles that can turn up to 20 degrees in any direction, giving the aircraft thrust control in the pitch (up and down) and yaw (left and right) directions. On March 27, 1996, NASA began flight testing a new thrust-vectoring concept on the F-15 research aircraft to improve performance and aircraft control. The new concept should... Topics: Rocket Propulsion, Unique Aircraft, Thrust Vector Research Aircraft Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-000372.html
NASA Sci Files segment describing how airplane designer Burt Rutan takes projects from conception to reality, and the features that are the keys to flight. Topics: Burt Rutan, Boomerang, Proteus, Voyager, Imagination, Wing Span, Thrust Source: http://nasa.ibiblio.org/details.php?videoid=6185&start=0&subject=Aeronautics
A multi-scale analysis is presented to parametrically describe the Mode I delamination of a carbon fiber/epoxy laminate. In the midplane of the laminate, carbon nanotubes are included for the purposes of selectively enhancing the fracture toughness of the laminate. To analyze carbon fiber epoxy carbon nanotube laminate, the multi-scale methodology presented here links a series of parameterizations taken at various length scales ranging from the atomistic through the micromechanical to the... Topics: PULSEJET ENGINES, THRUST AUGMENTATION, EJECTORS, AUGMENTATION, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, THERMODYNAMIC...
byBui, Trong T.; Lux, David P.; Stenger, Mike; Munson, Mike; Teate, Georg
A new testbed for hypersonic flight research is proposed. Known as the Phoenix air-launched small missile (ALSM) flight testbed, it was conceived to help address the lack of quick-turnaround and cost-effective hypersonic flight research capabilities. The Phoenix ALSM testbed results from utilization of two unique and very capable flight assets: the United States Navy Phoenix AIM-54 long-range, guided air-to-air missile and the NASA Dryden F-15B testbed airplane. The U.S. Navy retirement of the... Topics: KALMAN FILTERS, DECOMPOSITION, THRUST, TURBOFAN ENGINES, ORTHOGONALITY, ENGINE PARTS, DEGRADATION
A study was made to determine the effect of coolant injection angularity on gaseous film-cooling effectiveness. In the correlation of experimental data an effective injection angle was defined by a vector summation of the coolant and mainstream gas flows. The cosine of this angle was used as a parameter to empirically develop a corrective term to qualify a correlating equation presented in Technical Note D-130 that was limited to tangential injection of the coolant. Data were also obtained for... Topics: RELATIVITY, ROCKETS, MOMENTUM, KINETIC ENERGY, ACCELERATION, MECHANICS (PHYSICS), ASTRONAUTS, THRUST